How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

There is a brilliant scene in the 1997 tragi-comic documentary There’s only one Barry Fry, a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of his disastrous time in charge of Peterborough Football Club, which reveals a bygone age when the wheeler-dealer manager was still a thing. Fry is sitting in a cluttered office negotiating the contract of potential new striker […]

Continue Reading

Luton Town vs Sheffield Wednesday: Atdhe Nuhiu sends Owls through to the FA Cup fourth round

Atdhe Nuhiu’s goal early in the second half proved to be just enough to shade this replay and book the Owls a fourth round trip to holders Chelsea. The big forward took advantage of some poor defending by hosts who are hoping to put this disappointment behind them by learning on Wednesday that permission is […]

Continue Reading